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West Bengal: State in Eastern India
West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous state and the fourteenth-largest state by area in India. Covering an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi), it is also the seventh-most populous country subdivision of the world. Part of the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata, the third-largest metropolis, and seventh largest city by population in India. West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region and the coastal Sundarbans. The state's main ethnic group are the Bengalis, with the Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.

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WB polls: PM Modi to address public rally in Kolkata [Video]

WB polls: PM Modi to address public rally in Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold the first rally in West Bengal on March 7 after the announcement of the assembly poll schedule. The rally will be held at the Brigade Parade ground in..

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‘Mamata Banerjee will lose in Nandigram by over 50,000 votes’: Suvendu Adhikari [Video]

‘Mamata Banerjee will lose in Nandigram by over 50,000 votes’: Suvendu Adhikari

BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari said he was confident of defeating West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo in Nandigram. The BJP named Adhikari, a former minister in Banerjee's cabinet, as its candidate..

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Mamata Banerjee going to lose in Nandigram by over 50,000 votes: Suvendu Adhikari [Video]

Mamata Banerjee going to lose in Nandigram by over 50,000 votes: Suvendu Adhikari

BJP leader and candidate from Nandigram constituency Suvendu Adhikari on March 06 said that he is a BJP's disciplined soldier and not a contender of chief ministerial post. "Decisions in BJP are not..

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Suvendu Adhikari to contest Bengal election from Nandigram seat against Mamata Banerjee [Video]

Suvendu Adhikari to contest Bengal election from Nandigram seat against Mamata Banerjee

BJP's Central Election Committee has approved the names of candidates on 57 seats for West Bengal Assembly elections. Bharatiya Janata Party backed Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram seat against West..

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'Won't contest elections but need respectable post': TMC MLA Sonali Guha on joining BJP [Video]

'Won't contest elections but need respectable post': TMC MLA Sonali Guha on joining BJP

Trinamool Congress MLA from Satgachia in South 24 Parganas Sonali Guha to join BJP ahead of West Bengal Assembly elections. She took this decision after her name was not mentioned in the first list of..

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India defeats England to win the series and seal a place in the final | Oneindia News [Video]

India defeats England to win the series and seal a place in the final | Oneindia News

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's one-time right hand man Suvendu Adhikari who crossed over to the BJP in December, will take on the Trinamool Congress in a do-or-die contest in the state..

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WB polls: Kailash Vijayvargiya holds campaigning at Kolkata's Kalighat Hawkers Market [Video]

WB polls: Kailash Vijayvargiya holds campaigning at Kolkata's Kalighat Hawkers Market

Ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections, the national general secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kailash Vijayvargiya conducted poll campaigning in Kolkata on March 06. He did the election..

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'Bengal has rejected TMC,' says Dinesh Trivedi after joining BJP [Video]

'Bengal has rejected TMC,' says Dinesh Trivedi after joining BJP

After joining Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of state assembly elections in West Bengal, Dinesh Trivedi said that Bengal has rejected TMC and they are ready for a real change. "They want progress, not..

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Will welcome those coming in public, including Mithun in PM's rally: Vijayvargiya [Video]

Will welcome those coming in public, including Mithun in PM's rally: Vijayvargiya

BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya denied reports of actor Mithun Chakraborty to be seen on stage and join BJP at a rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in West Bengal and said that he can..

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Bengal polls: Six BJP workers injured in crude bomb attack, blame TMC [Video]

Bengal polls: Six BJP workers injured in crude bomb attack, blame TMC

Six BJP workers were seriously injured in an alleged crude bomb blast in West Bengal. Blast took place in Rampur village of South 24 Parganas district late on Friday night. The injured were brought to..

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WB polls: 6 BJP workers injured in bomb blast in South 24 Parganas [Video]

WB polls: 6 BJP workers injured in bomb blast in South 24 Parganas

Around 6 BJP workers were severely injured in a bomb blast that took place in Rampur village of South 24 Parganas. Injured have been shifted to the hospital, two of them are in critical condition...

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Mithun Chakraborty to join BJP? Leader clarifies ahead of West Bengal polls [Video]

Mithun Chakraborty to join BJP? Leader clarifies ahead of West Bengal polls

BJP leader Arjun Singh spoke on whether Mithun Chakraborty will join the party ahead of assembly elections in West Bengal. The Bengal BJP vice-president said that it would be good for the state if..

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Watch: Bengal sweet shop's political 'sandesh' ahead of assembly elections [Video]

Watch: Bengal sweet shop's political 'sandesh' ahead of assembly elections

The fight for elections in Bengal has reached sweet shops, capturing the mood of the season. Popular retailers are churning out new delicacies with two slogans written on them. Balaram Mallick..

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CM Mamata Banerjee to contest from Nandigram; says this is a ‘smiley election’ [Video]

CM Mamata Banerjee to contest from Nandigram; says this is a ‘smiley election’

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee released the list of Trinamool Congress candidates for the upcoming assembly polls for 291 seats. The rest of the three seats in North Bengal will see..

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West Bengal Assembly election 2021: Mithun Chakraborty to join BJP? Kailash Vijayvargiya meets actor amid speculations

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Assembly Election 2021: PM Modi to address 7 lakh people at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground - arrangement details here

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Remove PM Modi’s image from vaccine certificates: Election Commission to government

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West Bengal assembly polls: Former TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi joins BJP

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Mamata Banerjee versus Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram: 4 scenarios of West Bengal assembly elections

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Tie-up with TMC in West Bengal would be suicidal for Left, help BJP: CPM mouthpiece


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EC directs petrol pumps to remove hoardings showing PM Modi's photo

The direction came after West Bengal's ruling party Trinamool Congress complained about hoardings, after which the Election Commission took this step.
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Twitter Faceoff: War of words between Cong leaders over alliance with Muslim cleric's party in WB

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'Majboot PM' ensures that if he promises 100 paise to people, it reaches them: Rajnath Singh

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